2023 WAC Summer Institute Registration Open

  • Mar 15, 2023

Registration is now open for the 2023 WAC Summer Institute (WACSI), which will take place June 11 - 14 in Clemson, SC at the Madren Conference Center and Inn.  This event is scheduled to immediately precede the IWAC conference, also taking place in Clemson, SC.

  • The Summer Institute’s primary goal is to assist new and prospective leaders of WAC/WID or similar initiatives in the US and internationally in planning and developing sustainable programs. The Summer Institute also supports experienced directors who face new challenges or wish to expand, update, or revitalize their programs.
  • The institute agenda will engage with the whole systems approach to launching and developing WAC programs as developed by Michelle Cox, Jeffrey Galin, and Dan Melzer in their book Sustainable WAC. Participants will work in small groups, as a whole group, individually, and with facilitators to tailor this approach to their own institutional contexts and goals.
  • This year’s facilitators include Cristyn Elder (University of New Mexico), Dan Melzer (University of California, Davis), Laurie A. Pinkert (University of Central Florida), Al Harahap (CUNY), and Alisa Russell (Wake Forest University).
  • This event is in-person and will be capped at 35 participants. Registration is $800 and includes admission to the entire event; a Sunday evening reception; breakfast, coffee, and snacks on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; and lunch on Monday and Tuesday.

To reserve a spot, fill out the registration form by April 1. Registrants will receive a follow-up message with instructions for payment and information about lodging and transportation.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the WACSI Co-coordinators Alisa Russell and Laurie A. Pinkert at awacsummerinstitute@gmail.com.